Han Kuo-yu fan pages removed by Facebook for rule violations

12/13/2019 10:46 PM
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Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) Some groups or fan pages supporting Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) were found to have been removed by Facebook after some netizens tried to enter the pages unsuccessfully on Friday.

According to some Internet users, they were unable to log into some Han fan's Facebook groups and fan pages, including one that has 155,443 members.

The page was found to be completely blank with only a notice saying: Sorry, this content isn't available right now.

According to Facebook, 118 Taiwan-based fan pages, 99 public groups and 51 accounts used to administer these pages and groups were taken off its platform on Friday.

Facebook did not say how many of the removed fan pages and groups belonged to Han's fans and what were the nature of the other sites.

The Han fan pages were not Han's official campaign websites.

In response to CNA's inquiry, Facebook said it removed the content of these pages because they had violated the terms of its regulations.

It told CNA that Facebook will definitely respond to regulation breaches such as using false identities to rehash some issues.

Facebook did not explain which kind of rule violations were discovered on these pages.

It said it will continue to oversee and wipe out false engagement and other irregularities on its platform in the run-up to the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan.

(By Flor Wang and Jeffrey Wu)

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